Wavertree Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Childwall Road  Wavertree

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Description

'This is a small octagon building, containing but one cell, situated quite by itself on a piece of open ground by the road side. In wet weather the land about it is quite a marsh, and the cell is in consequence damp. The wet soaks in also through the ceiling of the cell. Over the cell is a room, to which there is now no access whatever, the entrance having been bricked up some time ago, in consequence of an escape by means of this entrance. The lock up house belongs to the township, but it under the jurisdiction of the county magistrates. The cell is 13 1/2 feet wide, and 8 feet high ... The cell is dark. There is an open fire place, but the police inspector who has charge of the lock up stated that it was never used. The chimney to this fire place is the only provision for ventilation. The door does not fit well, and persons on the outside can converse with prisoners ... The guard bed was lately broken, and cannot now be used; and there is nothing but loose straw for the bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.82

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.82
  • Roy's Blog, 'MERSEYSIDE. Lock-ups at Everton and Wavertree.' (06 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-everton-and-wavertree-in.html

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